List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A key health insurance carrier in Pennsylvania wants to raise rates under Obama-care

10.11.16 | Bob Price

Capital Bluecross has asked permission from the state to increase health insurance premiums by more than 20%. The new enrollment period for Obamacare begins November 1. 10 of the 12 carriers in the Keystone State that offer Obamacare have ...

Donald Trump told his supporters in Wilkes-Barre he's worried about political 'skull-duggery'

10.11.16 | Bob Price

He told supporters at the Mohegan Sun Arena that the media is "all in" for Hillary and the GOP needs to keep a close eye on voter fraud. Many Republicans have jumped off the Trump train after a hot mic caught him making crude comments about ...

The voter registration deadline is tomorrow in Pennsylvania

10.10.16 | Bob Price

Aside from the race for president, there's a hotly contested U.S. Senate race and races for attorney general, auditor general and state treasurer. To vote in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen for at least one ...

New regulations governing the natural gas industry have taken effect in Pennsylvania

10.10.16 | Bob Price

It's the first overhaul to the hydro-fracking industry since the controversial drilling technique took off in the Keystone State more than a decade ago. The new rules allow the state DEP to ban fracking near public resources and requires drillers ...

The U.S. Navy is commissioning a new war-ship in Philadelphia tomorrow to honor the late Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha

10.07.16 | Bob Price

He was the first Vietnam War vet elected to congress and became the longest-serving congressman in Pennsylvania history before his death in 2010. Thousands are expected to be on hand when the U.S.S. John P. Murtha is christened at  Penn's ...

With a strike deadline looming, hundreds of faculty members with the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education protested yesterday at the state capital in Harrisburg

10.07.16 | Terry Diener

The protesters shouted "students first" along with other chants as they hoisted signs defending temporary faculty, fair negotiations, and students and declaring their unwillingness to sacrifice quality by giving in to some of the system's ...

There's an effort in Pennsylvania to abolish school property taxes

10.06.16 | Bob Price

The new effort would abolish school property taxes and replace the lost revenue by raising the sales and income tax rate. The Property Tax Independence Act was introduced in the state House yesterday. A similar tax reform effort was defeated by ...

'No-fault' divorce waiting periods will be shorter in Pennsylvania

10.06.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor wolf signed the bill yesterday that reduces the mandatory "no-fault" divorce wait period from two years to one. The one year wait time takes effect in 60 days. While the Pennsylvania wait time is still longer than surrounding states, ...

Online voter registrations are up in New York

10.05.16 | Bob Price

The state department of motor vehicles processed nearly a 150,000  applications during the month of September alone.  Of those, nearly 80,000 were first time voters. The voter registration deadline is next Friday in New York. ...

The Pennsylvania Health Department has unveiled a plan to improve oversight of nursing homes so that quality care continues

10.05.16 | Bob Price

Health Secretary Karen Murphy says this is not an indictment of nursing homes.  She insists Governor Tom Wolf wants "every resident in every nursing home to have access" to high quality care.      The Pennsylvania ...

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